Video of the Week: October 20, 2014

On this date in 1962, the debut album by Peter Paul and Mary reached the #1 spot on the national charts, a rarity for a folk music album.  The album remained at that position for a full month.  The lead-off singles "If I Had a Hammer" and "Lemon Tree" reached numbers 10 and 35 respectively... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: February 3, 2014

Among his many awards, Pete Seeger was honored by WhyHunger at their annual Chapin Awards Dinner in 2010.  Amazingly, he still offered new insights that night at age 91.  He will be missed. While we've never shared two versions of the same song two weeks apart, this 1963 hit by Peter Paul and Mary is... Continue Reading →

Video of the Week: January 20, 2014

Today, we remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his efforts towards equality.  Our video features Peter Paul and Mary performing their 1963 hit "If I Had a Hammer" at the March on Washington that year.  This is the same rally where King delivered his infamous "I Have a Dream" speech, shown below. Join us Thursday... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: July 25, 1963

Here's the Top Ten @ 10 for July 23, 1963 as played by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" by Rolf Harris #9 "Pride and Joy" by Marvin Gaye #8 "Blowin' in the Wind" by Peter Paul and Mary #7 "Just One Look" by Doris Troy #6 "Wipe Out" by... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: May 9, 1963

Before we begin this week's survey, don't forget to vote for your favorite summer songs.  You can pick your 10 favorite songs once a day now through May 20 here.  Now here's the Top Ten @ 10 for May 9, 1963 as played by Alan Seltzer on "The Grooveyard": #10 "Pipeline" by The Chantays #9... Continue Reading →

Top Ten @ 10: September 6, 1963

Before we get to this week's survey, have you voted this week for the songs in our "Grooveyard Greats" survey?  The first survey in the first round begins this week.  Current polls will be posted each week on the "Grooveyard Greats" link.  Vote here for your favorite songs of 1963, and visit our "Grooveyard Greats"... Continue Reading →

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